Mondale–Johnson Fellowship Fund
July 1, 2015—The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is delighted to announce the establishment of the Walter Mondale−A.I. Johnson Fellowship, to benefit Humphrey School students entering the School from the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts.
This new $300,000 fund, made possible through the generosity of Humphrey Advisory Council member and University of Minnesota alumnus James A. Johnson, represents a major contribution to the Humphrey School’s Mondale Initiative, a yearlong effort to honor Vice President Walter F. Mondale and to garner $2 million for fellowship support at the Humphrey School.
The Mondale−Johnson Fund honors the memory of Alfred I. Johnson (1898-1977), a former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Alfred I. Johnson committed his public life to providing opportunity to all, including opportunity for quality education. His leadership in the State Legislature and on the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota made access to a quality education available to children for decades after his service. And his love of family and community, his concern for others, and his commitment to use our public institutions to promote opportunity link his commitments and his work directly to the mission of the Humphrey School.